Halfa Moon by Joan Bannan


 Halfa Moon written by Joan Bannan is a story of a young girl, Meg, who witnesses the shooting of her sister. Shortly after the shooting, while her father is gone, her mother takes Meg and her brother Roy and moves to California with another man, George. George moves them into his mansion with a staff to help care for them. Meg’s mother does not care for the children and they basically take care of themselves when the staff is not there. George’s mother, My Lady, lives in a cottage by the mansion and developes a relationship with Meg and Roy. She teaches Meg music and spends quality time with them.

Meg is very smart. She is home-schooled with tutors and graduates at the age of 15. She graduates college with a master at the age of 21. While at the coffee shop one Saturday she meets people who work at the Lab. They talkvery highly of their employer so Meg applies and gets hired. Shortly after starting work she finds out the girl she replaced was murdered and she might be in danger. She also ran into a young man she studied with in college and gets involved with him.

Even after 17 years, Meg is haunted with the death of her sister and leaving her father. She thinks it is her fault her sister died and the night before they left her father she had prayed to God to have a new life. She wonders if that is whythey moved away. One of the few things she had from her life with her father is the Bible he gave her. She spends time reading her bible, memorizing “judgement’ verses she felt applied to her mother.

I really liked this story! It is written so well that I often thought I was reading a true story. This book is so good I wish there were a sequel. I enjoyed seeing the strength Meg had as she was growing up as well as her love for other people. And to witness that she never forgot her father even though she was only 4 years old when they left him, especially since her mother never talked about him. Another things that sticks in my mind is that Meg’s mother ran off with George because she did not want a life like she had growing up. Yet even with all George’s money, she is not happy. She becomes an alcoholic and neglects her family.

I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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243 pages

ISBN 19: 9781458211859

Publisher: Abbott Press: A Division of Writers Digest


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